Wazoo Posted January 5, 2006 Share Posted January 5, 2006 Although against copywrite regulations, this is such a bad excuse for "reporting" that there isn't any way to apply any "fair-use" rules to 'extract' anything ..... (and noting that thuis 'article' had even been update ..????) POSTED: 11:52 am CST January 5, 2006 UPDATED: 12:06 pm CST January 5, 2006 DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa Internet service provider has been awarded $11 billion in a judgment against a Florida man who sent millions of unsolicited e-mail messages. The e-mail advertised mortgage and debt consolidation services. In addition to paying Clinton-based CIS Internet Services, the Florida man has been barred from accessing the Internet for three years. http://www.kcci.com/technology/5864633/detail.html Here we go .... much better data .... http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Florida...id=01100187P97V Robert W. Kramer, III, the owner and operator of CIS Internet Services, filed a lawsuit against Miami, Florida-based James McCalla, alleging that over 280 million illegal spam e-mails were sent to CIS e-mail accounts. The spam e-mails allegedly advertised mortgages, debt-consolidation services, and pornographic and gambling Web sites. ........... Cluley said that successful convictions like the fine against McCalla help send a clear message to other spammers that spamming will not be tolerated. "For that reason, this sentence should be welcomed," he said. "However, the unfortunate truth is that spam is a lucrative global business, driven by criminal intent, and well beyond the ability of the lawmakers to control," he noted. "Individuals and corporations who do not take proactive measures to protect themselves from the onslaught are certain to fall victim to the detrimental effects of spam in one form or another." If no one bought goods sold via spam, the problem of unsolicited commercial e-mail would disappear overnight, Cluley argued. http://software.silicon.com/security/0,390...39155388,00.htm In 2004, CIS was awarded more than $1bn from 300 spammers after servers received up to 10 million spam emails in a day, according to court documents. ........ Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos, commented: "This judgement against a spammer is undoubtedly the biggest we have ever heard of. "spam is not just a nuisance for individual computer users who find their inboxes clogged up with unwanted mail but for ISPs who are hit in the pocket by having to pay for the bandwidth to deliver and store hundreds of millions of messages." http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll...S/60105002/1001 Kramer’s lawsuit initially named numerous defendants, many of whom were dropped from the lawsuit the last couple years. In 2004, judgments totaling more than $1 billion were issued against Cash Link Systems of Florida, AMP Dollar Savings Inc. of Arizona, and TEI Marketing Group Inc. of Florida. The lawsuit said the defendants used the ‘‘cis.net’’ domain in the e-mails as part of a false return address to disguise their source and deflect complaints to CIS. Kramer claimed that under state law he was entitled to $10 per illegal e-mail, and he said Wednesday that he does expect to see the money. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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